Anger is not naturally good or bad. In the proper situation, anger can be a useful response to the situation you are in. However, when you frequently lose control of your anger, you will find that it can end up hurting you and those around you. If you find that you are more inclined to “let out” your anger, it might be time to get help from anger management counseling.
What happens when you get angry
Anger gives us the power to defend ourselves when we need to fight for our survival. However, when out of control, anger is much more likely to hurt us and others.
Anger may be a natural response to a difficult situation, but how you choose to respond to your anger is up to you. You may already have tried venting your anger, bottling it up, or trying to calm down with no success. Perhaps you are already aware of how your anger is holding you back from success at work, or with personal relationships. Anger management counseling can help you learn to respond proportionally and control the way you express your anger.
How your anger hurts you
Disproportionate response to anger can cause immense harm. If you let your anger out on those around you, you could harm your relationships with your friends and family, especially with the children in your life. You may find that your anger pushes away your coworkers and supervisors, affecting your ability to succeed at work.
If you try to suppress your anger, it can hurt your physical and mental health. You may suffer from depression, hypertension, or high blood pressure. Learning how to be calm inside and avoid triggering your anger may seem difficult, but you can do it. We can help.
Why get anger management counseling
You may have been born with a low tolerance for frustration. Maybe you can trace it back to genetic or physiological causes. No matter the cause, you can change your life.
In anger management counseling, we will give you the support you need to break anger’s hold over your life. We will help you to change the way you think so that anger does not become your first response to crisis. We can work on learning to respond to problems effectively while keeping your cool.
In anger management counseling, you can learn to pause before responding to a situation and take the time to express yourself calmly. Improving your communication skills can help heal your relationships with others, which may have been damaged by your anger.
Take a step forward
Preventing anger from affecting your life involves using a variety of techniques to help you keep your calm. In addition to the help that we provide in anger management counseling, we can work with you using humor, relaxation techniques, or meditation.
To get started, call now, or just fill out the form and click Send. To learn more about simple ways to check your anger, click here for advice from the Mayo Clinic. Read more about CFTSAP’s holistic approach to therapy.